Talking Leaders

We know how important it is to be inspired by both big businesses and individuals, which is why we are excited to present Talking Leaders, a bimonthly initiative which will see a series of inspirational speakers share their life experiences and deliver impactful stories to the AgriLeader community.

Upcoming events

Staying at the top of your mountain

Chemmy Alcott (pictured) is an English former World Cup alpine ski racer and a fiercely determined and courageous sportswoman. As the only British female skier to ever win a run in a World Cup, she is widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest ever skiers.

Having broken 49 bones, Chemmy is no stranger to adversity and remains committed to inspiring the next generation and educating people from all over the world through sport.

Join us to find out what it took for Chemmy to become so successful and how you can apply some of her tips to stay at the top of your game.

Register for Talking Leaders on 21 October

Previous events

Who says farmers won't meditate: Holly Beckett, Project Director at Focussed Farmers

Thursday 19 August 2021

Holly undertook a Nuffield Farming Scholarship in 2015. The focus of her scholarship was identifying what physical practices and tools could be introduced into farm businesses to develop more consistent leadership and improve work-life balance.

The findings were that mindfulness training provided huge benefits to business performance, productivity and profitability, as well as improving people's overall well-being.

During this event Holly provided some insight and tips that you can implement to help manage difficult situations and improve your focus, including a two-minute taster meditation!

If you'd like to try a short meditation, why not try one of these from Focussed Farmers?


Because I can: Tim Bradshaw

Thursday 17 June 2021

Tim Bradshaw is a British army officer and Everest mountaineer. During this event, Tim discussed how to deal with a crisis and cope with situations where a carefully laid-out plan has been ruined by factors outside of your control – how you deal with it, how you keep moving forward and how you bring your team with you.


Get in touch

If you would like more information, contact Mark Campbell:

Mark Campbell

Knowledge Exchange Manager - AgriLeader

You can also join our Facebook group to ‘meet’ other likeminded producers and growers.

Sign up to receive regular newsletters and event invitations: ahdb.org.uk/keeping-in-touch

Chemmy Alcott headshot
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